Vodka in a Food Stylist’s Kit is a Sign of Professionalism
In most professional settings, it’s best to leave your flask at home (or, at the very least, hidden somewhere discreet). For this reason, it sometimes shocks outsiders to learn that having some of booze on a food photography set is a sign of professionalism.
How can a shot of vodka in a food stylist’s kit elevate food photo shoots?
Before diving in, let’s make one thing clear. We’re not condoning drinking on the job, necessarily. While doing so may make your work a bit more interesting, it may not give your clients a stellar impression of your skills. Instead, vodka has some useful secondary applications worth discussing.
First and foremost, vodka’s high alcohol content makes it an excellent non-toxic cleaner. As a natural disinfectant, it quickly eviscerates germs and bacteria lurking on just about any surface. When you’ve spent hours arranging food, a few loose crumbs or a small sauce smear can be tricky to clean up. An easy ways to remedy small imperfections is to simply use an alcohol-soaked Q-Tip to swab away whatever isn’t looking right. Because the liquid is completely clear, it will leave little to no visible residue behind.
In a pinch,
vodka has more than few other benefits when comes to food styling